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  • Republicans May ‘Look at Alternatives’ if a ‘Disaster’ Candidate Like Trump Becomes Nomin

    02/29/2016 4:58:48 PM PST · by Hojczyk · 135 replies
    Breitbart ^ | February 29,2016 | by JORDAN SCHACHTEL
    John Sununu, the former New Hampshire senator and John Kasich supporter, urged Republican voters to “choose the strongest nominee they can — someone who will win.” But he thinks Republicans may “look at alternatives” if “we have a nominee who is a disaster for the party.” On Breitbart News Daily, Stephen K. Bannon asked Sununu what he thought about the potential for a third party candidate should Trump become the nominee. Sununu cautioned that if Hillary Clinton is not defeated, she would continue Obama’s agenda, and would be able to appoint a Supreme Court nominee. “That is one of the...
  • Sununu: Trump is 'Phony', No Conservative

    01/12/2016 11:18:39 AM PST · by nikos1121 · 63 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 1/11/2016 | Bill Hoffman
    Whom Donald Trump has insinuated is unintelligent — fired back on Monday, calling the billionaire developer and Republican presidential front-runner a "lefty liberal" who's "thin-skinned" and "all mouth." In an explosive interview with Newsmax TV's Steve Malzberg, the former New Hampshire governor who also served as chief of staff to President George H.W. Bush, lashed out at Trump's nose-thumbing barb which was reported by the Wall Street Journal. "Can you believe this guy? He was fired like a dog and he doesn't even realize it," Trump said of Sununu. "That's funny coming from a guy who's got four major billion-dollar...
  • Bob Smith, Who Ran for Senate Twice in Florida, Behind Ted Cruz for President

    08/26/2015 9:05:55 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 3 replies
    Sunshine State News ^ | August 26, 2015 | Kevin Derby
    Florida might have its share of Republican presidential candidates but one former presidential candidate who ran twice in the Sunshine State is behind U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas. Former U.S. Sen. Bob Smith, R-N.H., who ran twice for the U.S. Senate in Florida, was named as a co-chair of Cruz’s veterans outreach team on Wednesday. Smith joins U.S. Rep. Jim Bridenstine, R-Okla., and Texas state Sen. Brian Birdwell as co-chairs of “Vets for Ted” while Bill Connor will be national director. Cruz has also named Smith, a Navy veteran, as part of his team in New Hampshire, home of the...
  • Race Card! Andrea Mitchell Suggests Sununu 'Take Back' Comment That Obama Is 'Lazy'

    10/04/2012 11:38:26 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 46 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    John Sununu, did you just call Barack Obama lazy? Quick: someone call the PC police! But before we slap the race-card cuffs on you, Andrea Mitchell, being the nice MSM lady she is, will offer you the chance to take back your horrifying comment! That's essentially what went down on Mitchell's MSNBC show this afternoon. Critiquing President Obama's listless debate performance, Romney adviser Sununu said that it revealed how "how lazy and detached" he is. Replied an appalled Mitchell: "Governor, I want to give you a chance to maybe take it back. Did you really mean to call Barack Obama,...
  • Sununu says N.H. poll with Obama up 15 is 'piece of garbage'

    10/02/2012 7:49:26 AM PDT · by Evil Slayer · 18 replies
    Washington Times ^ | October 2, 2012 | David Sherfinski
    Former New Hampshire Gov. John Sununu, a co-chairman of Mitt Romney's presidential campaign, on Tuesday dismissed a new poll showing President Obama up by 15 points in the Granite State as "a piece of garbage" and predicted Mr. Romney ultimately would win the state by 2 to 3 points. "Let me just test your political wisdom," Mr. Sununu said to host Chuck Todd on MSNBC's "The Daily Rundown." "Do you think it's possible for that to be right? No, you know it's a piece of garbage." "I believe it's head-to-head in New Hampshire," Mr. Sununu continue, "and I've seen enough...
  • Mitt Romney's Honey Badger (Sununu)

    08/21/2012 10:36:10 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 8 replies
    National Review ^ | August 21, 2012 | Robert Costa
    In presidential politics, the man cable-television pundits may fear most is a 73-year-old retired mechanical engineer from southern New Hampshire. John H. Sununu, the former Granite State governor, is Mitt Romney’s most pugnacious and ubiquitous surrogate, and he’s shaking up the 2012 campaign. “He is our party’s honey badger,” says GOP chairman Reince Priebus, playfully referencing an Internet meme about a relentless badger. Over the past year, Sununu has castigated Fox News’s Juan Williams, CNN’s Soledad O’Brien, and NBC’s Andrea Mitchell, among many others, for defending the president’s record or touting left-leaning positions. Most of Sununu’s televised battles have become...
  • Sununu: Obama Gets Endorsed By Chavez; Romney Gets Endorsed By Walesa (video)

    08/01/2012 9:46:22 AM PDT · by i88schwartz · 14 replies
    RealClearPolitics ^ | August 1, 2012 | RealClearPolitics
    Juan Williams: He's (Mitt Romney) had a rough couple days here. John Sununu: Yeah, he had a rough week. Obama gets endorsed by Hugo Chavez and Mitt Romney gets endorsed by Lech Walesa. That's a rough week, isn't it? Let's get right down to it. Let's start up with the little dust up in England. Can you imagine the scandalous exhibitionist newspapers in England criticizing an American presidential candidate for saying exactly the same thing that those same newspapers had in their own headlines the week before? Come on. The American press hand-in-hand with the British press is making something...
  • Must Watch: Romney Surrogate John Sununu Steamrolls MSNBC’s Andrea Mitchell…

    07/10/2012 4:33:43 PM PDT · by Nachum · 38 replies
    Weasel Zippers ^ | 7/10/12 | zip
    bail money . Labor Unions Plan To Hold ‘Shadow Convention’ Outside DNC (9) Obama’s plan will cut taxes for the millionaires in the White House (2) NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg wants to build “micro” apartments (24) Rangel: GOP Wants To “Embarrass President Obama” (6) Wasserman Schultz: “It Would Be Nice If We Had A Candidate for President Who Was Committed To America” (9) Romney: Obama Offering “Extreme Liberal” Tax Plan (0) Site Meter Madame de Farge on Must Watch: Romney Surrogate John Sununu Steamrolls MSNBC’s Andrea Mitchell… Papoose on Obama Regime Goes Nuclear On Israel For Report Declaring Its West...
  • John Sununu Laughs at Andrea Mitchell Defending Obama's Use of Bogus Romney Outsourcing Claims

    07/10/2012 6:31:53 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 69 replies ^ | July 10, 2012 | Noel Sheppard
    It really has been hysterical watching the Obama-loving media the past few weeks defend the President using bogus information reported by the Washington Post falsely accusing Mitt Romney of outsourcing jobs while at Bain Capital. This has become so comical that former New Hampshire Governor John Sununu (R) couldn't hold back the laughs as Andrea Mitchell did exactly that Tuesday on the MSNBC program bearing her name (video follows with transcript and commentary): John Sununu Laughs at Andrea Mitchell Defending Obama's Use of Bogus Romney Outsourcing Claims ANDREA MITCHELL, HOST: Isn't it a winning issue for the White House fundamentally,...
  • Video: Romney surrogate John Sununu laughs in Andrea Mitchell’s face

    07/10/2012 5:56:15 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 39 replies
    Hot Air ^ | July 10,2012 | ALLAHPUNDIT
    Via Business Insider, your feelgood video of the day. Think of it as a companion piece to Gallup’s new poll showing the steep decline in respect for the media over the past 20 years. She’s out to prove that Romney’s the real offshorer-in-chief despite ample evidence to the contrary; Sununu’s having none of it, and her reaction is so feeble that he can’t help but giggle. I don’t think he’s laughing to spite her either; he’s genuinely tickled by the transparency of the game being played. You can afford to laugh, I guess, when confidence in television news stands at...
  • Romney picks up Shultz, Rice, Huckabee and Nancy Reagan Endorsements

    06/01/2012 8:08:28 AM PDT · by Jeff Head · 222 replies
    JEFFHEAD.COM (Multiple News feeds) ^ | June 1, 2012 | Jeff Head
    Over the last few days, since Romney clinched the GOP nomination for President by going over the 1,144 committed delegates needed with his win in the Texas Primary on Tuesday, May 29, 2012, a number of new endorsements have come in for Romney's bid for the Presidency. These include George Shultz, former Secretary of State; Condoliza Rice, former Secretrary of State and National Security Advisor; Mike Huckabee, former Governor of Arkansas and presidential candidate; and Nancy Reagan, wife of President Ronald Reagan. Here's what each of them had to say on the date they endorsed Romney: NANCY REAGAN endorses Mitt...
  • Romney’s Problem Isn’t Christine O’Donnell, It’s John Sununu

    12/18/2011 7:16:27 AM PST · by ResCon1 · 13 replies
    ResCon1.Com ^ | 12/13/11 | John Guardiano
    Some conservatives are upset with Mitt Romney for effusing over former Delaware Senate candidate Christine O’Donnell, who has endorsed him for president. But Forget O’Donnell, who has little clout and influence. What conservatives should really find disconcerting is that Romney has trotted out former New Hampshire Gov. John Sununu to bash Newt Gingrich. Sununu, you may recall, served as chief of staff for the elder George H.W. Bush. As such, he was instrumental in pushing through far-reaching liberal initiatives that made Teddy Kennedy proud. There was, for instance, Bush’s...
  • Mitt Romney gains key New Hampshire backer in John Sununu

    10/23/2011 2:45:27 PM PDT · by bkopto · 42 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | Oct 23, 2011 | Michael A. Memoli
    Former New Hampshire Gov. John Sununu became the latest boldfaced name to endorse Romney, an announcement that came on the front page of the Sunday Union Leader. Sununu will join Romney on Monday when he files his paperwork with the secretary of state's office to become an official candidate in the New Hampshire primary. The former White House chief of staff, among the most prominent Republicans in the state, said in an interview that he'll "help in any way that they want," but that Romney is already well-positioned to win the state. SNIP Another former governor — Jon Huntsman of...
  • The CRA and Key Players

    09/27/2008 10:08:08 AM PDT · by hiredhand · 54 replies · 3,831+ views
    Various ^ | 27 Sep 2008 | Self
    The Subprime home mortgage collapse...a Primer. It's ALL about the CRA of 1977 Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) of 1977 - This required banks to offer credit throughout their entire market area for “underserved” populations and small businesses. The CRA gave incentives to help low income borrowers become “home owners”. Liberals call this group “low income borrowers”. Conservatives call them a RISK!The CRA was passed by the Carter administration. In 1995 the Clinton administration authorized subprime loans under the CRA. Democrats added these provisions for the securitization of subprime loans and then ENFORCED the lending to high risk individuals. By 2000,...
  • Sit-in silliness: The sixties are over, dude

    05/17/2007 8:51:48 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies · 867+ views
    At about 3 p.m. on Wednesday a group of anti-war protesters entered Sen. John Sununu's Elm Street office. By 11:30 nine were still sitting around, refusing to leave. All nine managed to get themselves arrested. No doubt they are proud of themselves, but the question is, what did this little stunt accomplish? Besides disrupting the work of Sen. Sununu's staff, the protesters achieved nothing. No one's opinion was changed, nor was Sen. Sununu's position on the war. Does anyone really believe the senator would change his vote based on the rude antics of nine peaceniks? Yes, the protesters received some...
  • Lamont returns Kerry’s favor in bid to help oust 4 Republicans

    05/07/2007 2:16:48 PM PDT · by LurkedLongEnough · 26 replies · 1,375+ views
    The News-Times ^ | May 7, 2007 | AP
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Last fall, Sen. John Kerry, D-Mass., came to Connecticut to help Democratic Senate candidate Ned Lamont in his bid to unseat veteran Sen. Joe Lieberman. Lamont is now returning the favor. He and the Massachusetts Democrat are teaming up to target Republican senators they say are blocking efforts to end the Iraq war. Lamont, a political novice whose anti-war views fueled his summer primary win over Lieberman, sent out a fundraising pitch on Friday to about 3 million people on Kerry’s national e-mail list. "Last year, Connecticut Democrats heard my call for an end to the war...
  • Howie Carr Live Thread (Live Today from Hold Their Feet To the Fire/ Wash DC)

    04/23/2007 9:28:34 AM PDT · by raccoonradio · 25 replies · 542+ views ^ | 4/23/07 | raccoonradio
    poll results as of 12:30 pm: Should the State of Virginia have rung the bells a 33rd time for the Virginia Tech killer? YES 9 per cent. NO, 91 per cent. Special Show on Monday April 23 Howie broadcasts live from Washington D.C. for the 2nd Annual Hold Their Feet To The Fire Broadcast supported by Americans for Legal Immigration PAC. Joining us to talk about the illegal immigration crisis in this country will be former presidential candidate and TV sage Pat Buchanan, U.S. Sen. John E. Sununu (R-NH), current presidential candidate Cong. Tom Tancredo (R-CO), U.S. Cong. Steve King...
  • Patriot Act Passes U.S. Senate Hurdle

    02/17/2006 10:16:35 AM PST · by george76 · 10 replies · 681+ views
    The U.S. Senate overwhelmingly voted to end a filibuster and moved closer to renewal of the USA Patriot Act. Senators voted 96-3 Thursday to stop debate regarding a compromise on the Patriot Act. All three of the senators who voted to keep debate going were Democrats ... Some aspects of the act were to expire at the end of 2005 but the White House sought to make the bill permanent. Congress gave the act short extensions, the most recent of which will end March 10.
  • Sen. John Sununu: Patriot Act necessary, few provisions are not

    12/13/2005 5:51:31 AM PST · by RWR8189 · 2 replies · 342+ views
    New Hampshire Union Leader ^ | December 13, 2005 | Senator John Sununu
    THIS WEEK, Congress considers legislation extending the implementation of the U.S.A. Patriot Act. Understandably, the debate surrounding the bill is fraught with emotion.At issue, however, is whether the proposed changes take appropriate steps to protect the civil liberties of innocent Americans. I believe they do not. Given the importance of these individual freedoms, I cannot support the bill in its current form.Ultimately, this debate is about police powers — powers granted by the people to government — and the balance we strike between these forceful tools and the rights of individuals.Provisions written into the Constitution and in laws are designed...
  • Harriet Miers and the "Pigpen" Press

    10/06/2005 8:33:48 AM PDT · by Congressman Billybob · 155 replies · 2,486+ views
    My favorite supporting character in the legendary strip, “Peanuts,” is Pigpen. His unique trait is raising a cloud of dirt everywhere, even on a clean, dry sidewalk. Pigpen came to mind when I saw the White House Press Corps’ question President Bush Wednesday on his nomination of Harriet Miers to the Supreme Court. First, the status of the nomination. Monday afternoon, Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid held a nearly unprecedented press conference with Harriet Miers, just hours after her nomination. Reid said that she was an “exceptional” candidate, and “the sort of person who should be nominated.” In short, the...
  • Nets Skate Over Liberal & Media Background of Accused Iraq Spy ("Air Sununu" scandal)

    03/12/2004 8:41:17 AM PST · by fight_truth_decay · 11 replies · 399+ views
    MRC ^ | Friday March 12, 2004 | BrentBaker
    Susan Lindauer, a former reporter for U.S. News & World Report, whose byline appeared over some 1991 stories about the "Air Sununu" scandal, was arrested and arraigned in federal court in Baltimore on Thursday, charged with various counts related to working for and accepting payments from the Saddam Hussein regime, in violation of working with a terrorist state. In the late 1980s and early 1990s she worked for the Seattle Post-Intelligencer and Fortune before jumping to U.S. News in 1990 and then, by 1993, moving into a career as Press Secretary to a series of liberal Democrats: Then Congressmen Peter...
  • The Week That Was (Interview Between Hugh Hewitt And Mark Steyn) Thanks To RadioBlogger!

    04/20/2005 11:17:51 PM PDT · by goldstategop · 1 replies · 275+ views ^ | 04/20/05 | Hugh Hewitt & Mark Steyn
    The inimitable Mark Steyn Here's the week that was, according to one of the world's greatest living columnists, Mark Steyn: HH: On this, the first full day of the papacy of Benedict XVI, we begin a conversation about that day with none other than Mark Steyn. He, columnist of international fame and fortune, based in either Canada or New Hampshire, as the moment requires. He joins us now from I don't know where. Mark, welcome. How are you? MS: I'm in New Hampshire today, Hugh. HH: Well, if you move to Vermont, I will support your bid to replace Jim...
  • Ryan-Sununu Bill Limits Government Spending

    04/11/2005 8:16:45 AM PDT · by ceoinva · 9 replies · 829+ views
    Human Events ^ | 4/11/05 | Peter Ferrara
    Personal accounts for Social Security should be the No. 1 economic policy priority for conservatives because, if done right, they would result in the greatest reduction in government in history. If the payment of Social Security retirement benefits were shifted to personal accounts, as envisioned by the Ryan-Sununu bill, federal spending would drop by 5% of GDP. Federal spending is currently 20% of GDP but will rise dramatically in the future if we do not adopt fundamental reforms of all entitlement programs now. Ryan-Sununu would finance about half the transition to personal accounts through limitations in projected total federal spending....

    10/20/2004 5:54:52 AM PDT · by OESY · 13 replies · 513+ views
    New York Post ^ | October 20, 2004 | PETER FERRARA
    John Kerry's bitter denunciations of President Bush over Social Security are craven, opportunistic and false. Worse yet, Kerry's approach to the program's crisis risks disaster. Kerry charges that Bush secretly plans to cut benefits or hike Social Security taxes to fund his "scheme" to privatize the program. In fact, Bush has spelled out seven principles of reform, including no tax hikes or benefit cuts. Kerry's claim that Bush's plan will cost trillions is another canard. Consider just one plan — which the White House has stated is consistent with all the president's principles: ...the legislation recently introduced by Rep. Paul...
  • [NH] Senator's wife kidnapped by armed robbers

    10/07/2003 9:19:53 AM PDT · by conservativeinbflo. · 112 replies · 525+ views | October 7, 2003 |
    Breaking on ABC... does anyone know who's wife this is? I haven't heard anything more!
  • Still in Doubt, Fight for Senate Grows Feverish

    11/02/2002 11:33:30 AM PST · by GeneD · 2 replies · 510+ views
    The New York Times ^ | 11/2/2002 (for editions of 11/3/2002) | Carl Hulse
    WASHINGTON, Nov. 2 — State polls showing that more than half a dozen Senate seats were still within either party's grasp prompted Republicans and Democrats today to intensify their feverish campaigns for control of the chamber. Seeking to influence the truly undecided voters — and to make sure those who have made up their minds go to the polls — both parties marshaled volunteers to ring doorbells and hand out leaflets. They also paraded big-name politicians and star-quality supporters before the cameras and drowned out commercials for consumer goods with advertisements extolling their candidates and assailing their opponents. Politicians and...
  • ARG and Greenberg, Quinlan, Rosner Research polls on NH Senate (Sununu vs. Shaheen) and other races

    10/17/2002 5:26:23 PM PDT · by GraniteStateConservative · 13 replies · 880+ views
    American Research Group ^ | 10-17-02 | various
    Also: a Shaheen internal poll released tonight showed Shaheen with a small lead. The poll conducted by Alan J. Quinlan of Greenberg, Quinlan, Rosner Research, Inc. on October 15-16, 2002 among 500 likely November voters showed Shaheen leading Sununu 45%-43%. americanresearchgroup.comAmerican Research Group, Inc.814 Elm Street  Manchester, NH 03101603/624-4081  603/627-1746-FAX The New Hampshire Poll October 17, 2002 Republicans Continue to Hold Leads in New Hampshire as US Senate Race Tightens Republicans John Sununu, Craig Benson, Jeb Bradley, and Charles Bass continue to hold their respective leads over Democrats Jeanne Shaheen, Mark Fernald, Martha Fuller Clark, and Katrina Swett with only the race...
  • Smith won’t ask supporters to stop write-in efforts

    10/01/2002 11:15:51 AM PDT · by GraniteStateConservative · 148 replies · 425+ views
    Foster's Daily Democrat ^ | 10-1-02 | HARRY R. WEBER
    Smith won’t ask supporters to stop write-in efforts By HARRY R. WEBER AP Writer CONCORD — There’s nothing worse than a family fight. Three weeks after U.S. Sen. Bob Smith lost the Republican primary to Rep. John E. Sununu, some of Smith’s supporters remain bitter, and Smith himself indicated Monday he would not stop write-in campaigns on his behalf. "No, he’s not going to ask these people to stop," Smith spokeswoman Lisa Harrison said from Washington. "It’s not his place to ask these people to stop." Smith said in his concession speech Sept. 10 that he would support Sununu, and...
  • Keough plans to help Sununu get elected

    09/29/2002 6:10:01 AM PDT · by GraniteStateConservative · 223+ views
    Union Leader ^ | 9-29-02 | STEPHEN SEITZ
    Keough plans to help Sununu get elected By STEPHEN SEITZ Sunday News Correspondent DUBLIN — Whither Bruce Keough? The Dublin businessman and former Republican candidate for governor came within 4,300 votes of beating Craig Benson for the nomination, despite Benson’s record spending. Keough’s strength in the contest has led many to wonder what he plans to do next. “Get John E. Sununu elected to the U.S. Senate,” Keough, 46, said Friday. “In fact, he has asked me to chair the fund-raiser with President Bush on Oct. 5 when he comes to Manchester.” Keough said he met Sununu at the Republican...
  • Bob Smith supporters begin write-in candidacy to deliver election to Shaheen

    09/26/2002 11:51:34 AM PDT · by GraniteStateConservative · 515 replies · 301+ views ^ | 9-26-02 | PoliticsNH
    Smith write-in effort being organized... WMUR reported a write-in effort for Senator Bob Smith is being organized. Smith supporters Tammy Simmons and Mary Stipe will launch a website and organize the effort. The Smith supporters said they would not mind if this effort caused Shaheen to win the senate seat. (9/26/02)
  • Sununu up 49-40 in new NRSC poll

    09/18/2002 12:17:53 PM PDT · by GraniteStateConservative · 32 replies · 186+ views
    PoliticsNH ^ | 9-18-02 | Public Opinion Strategies
    Public Opinion Strategies poll for NRSC. 9/16-17/02. 500 likely voters. MOE +/- 4.38%. Matchup Sununu: 49% Shaheen: 40% Other: 3% Undec.: 7% Fav/Unfav Sununu: 59-31% Shaheen: 54-43%
  • Do Republicans Stand For Anything?

    09/16/2002 11:26:09 AM PDT · by Stand Watch Listen · 38 replies · 860+ views
    Toogood Reports ^ | Septemeber 16, 2002 | W. James Antle III
    Confronted with economic uncertainty, the congressional response is to promulgate new laws and regulations rather than cut taxes or exercise spending restraint. This is as true for the Republican-controlled House of Representatives as the Democrat Senate. When it was reported that the Bush administration was considering a tax package that would alleviate double-taxation of corporations and lower taxes on investors, some congressional Republicans were unenthusiastic. House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Bill Thomas (R-CA) doesn´t want to bring these proposals up for a vote. Robert Novak wrote that Thomas was opposed to the administration´s initiative, while columnist Bruce Bartlett reported...
  • Battleground Senate Races, Website Links

    09/12/2002 8:50:57 PM PDT · by patriciaruth · 28 replies · 564+ views
    personal research | 9-12-02 | patriciaruth
    "Pray as if it all depended on God; work as if it all depended on you." Close, possible pickups: South Dakota, Missouri, Georgia, New Jersey and Minnesota. Possible losses: Arkansas, New Hampshire, Texas, North Carolina If lightening strikes, may pickup: Iowa South Dakota: John Thune, current Congressman, (articulate, affable, attractive in an August debate with Johnson) running against Tim Johnson, current Senator. Last poll: 40%-40% announced just before the debate Link to John Thune for South Dakota P.O. Box 516 Sioux Falls, SD 57101 New Jersey: Doug Forrester (bio: former assistant state treasurer, now small businessman and university instructor)...
  • Someone is push-polling Sununu around

    08/19/2002 9:38:20 AM PDT · by GraniteStateConservative · 14 replies · 359+ views
    Manchester Union Leader ^ | 8-18-02 | BERNADETTE MALONE
    Bernadette Malone:Someone is push-polling Sununu around By BERNADETTE MALONE IF YOU wanted to ruin someone's reputation, but not sully your own by bad-mouthing him, what would be the easiest way to accomplish your goal? Remember, you want people to stop liking this person, but you yourself don't want to be accused of slinging mud and being uncharitable. If you were in politics, you might quietly encourage an ally to say these ugly things about your opponent instead of saying them yourself. Or you might pay to have a "push poll" conducted against your target, as someone has done to...
  • NR editors: Vote Sununu-- the conservative choice in New Hampshire.

    08/17/2002 6:15:08 AM PDT · by GraniteStateConservative · 38 replies · 375+ views
    National Review ^ | 8-16-02 | National Review Editors
    Republicans in New Hampshire must decide whether to back the reelection bid of Sen. Bob Smith or to nominate the challenger, Rep. John Sununu. The ideological differences between the candidates are slight, as Bernadette Malone reports in the September 2 issue of NR, with both men having strong conservative records. Conservatives should therefore choose the candidate who will support their common views most effectively. Sen. Smith, alas, is not that man. He is not favored to win in November if he is nominated, and one of the reasons he is not is his well-earned reputation for erratic judgment. And while...
  • Smith’s desperate ploy: Milking the cash cow

    08/17/2002 6:11:04 AM PDT · by GraniteStateConservative · 1 replies · 194+ views
    Manchester Union Leader Editorial Page ^ | 8-14-02 | Editorial Page
    BOB Smith, Washington outsider. Remember him? He was the man who claimed that his intellectual and political independence were good reasons to send him to Washington to represent New Hampshire, a state notable for its intellectual and political independence, in the U.S. House of Representatives, then in the U.S. Senate. My, what a difference two decades can make. Meet Bob Smith, Washington insider. This Bob Smith is arguing that one of the top reasons, if not the primary reason, voters should elect him to a third term in the U.S. Senate is because he has experience and seniority. In the...
  • Smith vs. Sununu: An intra-GOP war in New Hampshire.

    08/16/2002 10:52:00 AM PDT · by xsysmgr · 6 replies · 306+ views
    National Review Online ^ | August 16, 2002 | Bernadette Malone
    Just wait: If Rep. John E. Sununu defeats two-term conservative incumbent Bob Smith in New Hampshire's Republican senatorial primary on September 10, the national media will prematurely cheer: "New England's rebel state is finally becoming more like its liberal neighbors."But a Sununu victory would be no triumph for liberalism in New Hampshire, the only East Coast state north of Virginia that Al Gore lost in 2000. Just because Smith has one of the most right-wing voting records in the U.S. Senate doesn't mean Sununu is to his left. In fact, some of the people most eager to force Smith...
  • "Mr. Smith went to Washington"

    05/24/2002 12:01:03 PM PDT · by Saundra Duffy · 16 replies · 371+ views
    World Net Daily ^ | May 23, 2002 | Jane Chastain
    Jane Chastain Mr. Smith went to Washington Posted: May 23, 2002 1:00 a.m. Eastern By Jane Chastain © 2002 Recently, I watched "Mr. Smith Goes to Washington." The 1939 film, which was nominated for 11 Academy Awards and won the Oscar for Best Motion Picture Story, is considered one of Jimmy Stewart's and Columbia Pictures' finest films. I was a bit shocked to discover that the problems portrayed in that film are the very same problems we face today. The power brokers are just a little more powerful. The political payoffs and the backroom deals are still happening, just...
  • [Lt. Col. Mike] Chema drops out of the race for [NH-1 seat in] Congress

    04/05/2002 2:24:19 PM PST · by GraniteStateConservative · 3 replies · 239+ views
    Foster's Online ^ | 4-5-02 | DAN TUOHY
    Chema drops out of the race for Congress By DAN TUOHY N.H. Statehouse Writer CONCORD — The first Republican in the race for the 1st District congressional seat will become the second candidate to drop out. Hampton Falls Republican Mike Chema plans to make it official Monday, but workers for his campaign confirmed Thursday that he will join Bill Cahill in calling it quits. Cahill announced Wednesday that he had trouble raising money because of the bad economy. Chema friends said that money is not a factor in his decision. Instead, it is family considerations and the time on the...
  • Shaheen increases lead over Smith

    03/29/2002 5:24:57 PM PST · by GraniteStateConservative · 46 replies · 533+ views
    American Research Group ^ | 3-29-02 | American Research Group
    americanresearchgroup.comAmerican Research Group, Inc.814 Elm Street  Manchester, NH 03101603/624-4081  603/627-1746-FAX The New Hampshire Poll March 29, 2002Quarterly Survey - March 2002The following results are based on 558 completed telephone interviews conducted March 25 through 28, 2002 among a random sample of registered voters in New Hampshire. A total of 198 registered Republicans, 144 registered Democrats, and 216 undeclared (independent) voters were interviewed. The theoretical margin of error for the total sample is plus or minus 4.25 percentage points, 95% of the time, on questions where opinions are evenly split. Question Wording:If the election for US Senate were being held...
  • [NH-1] Candidates tout their ties to the military

    03/26/2002 5:26:40 AM PST · by GraniteStateConservative · 203+ views
    The Eagle Tribune ^ | 3-25-02 | Dave Levinthal
    One man spent his career building weapons systems. Another one spent his career using them in the U.S. Army. Together, Republicans Gary Hoffman and Jim Steiner -- who both say they will enter New Hampshire's 1st Congressional District race next month -- will add a half-century's worth of military-related expertise to this hotly-contested campaign where defense and anti-terrorism issues are dominating early. Hoffman, 46, of Bedford, has worked in high-level positions for several defense contracting corporations, while Concord resident Steiner, 45, is a lawyer and a former Army Green Beret having served in the U.S. special forces. "I suppose we're...